Coming Soon…

As you can no doubt appreciate, the creation of this website has been a mammoth task and in all honesty, at one point I really did think that I had bitten off more than I could chew. However, as far as information and general facts are concerned, there does now seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel and so, after publishing almost 550 pages of such content, I would now like to concentrate more on the personal side of SEN which means that I need access to both your memories and your help if I am to achieve this.

I’ve also finally decided to settle on the years between 1947 and 2002, thus celebrating 55 years of classic aviation at SEN which will invariably result in some of the more modern airlines and aircraft disappearing, although this will not affect those companies or types that were operating at or to Southend before this period expires. Other exceptions will include Southend based airline histories and records section on the ‘SEN History’ page. I’m also hoping to have the other pages below completed in the near future.

However, if you still wish to make a submission, offer suggestions or indeed, inform us about any mistakes, errors or omissions that you might have come across, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at Finally, because of problems with plug-ins, this site no longer supports Apple phones, although it should still display without problems on tablets and larger IOS devices.

Naturally, this particular page will be kept updated regularly in an attempt to keep you apprised of what is going on in the background. So, please pop in from time to time for news on what is happening. Pages that are still under construction are as follows:


Under Construction

These pages (along with around a dozen others) are not available to view yet, but work is progressing on them in the background:


Rare Beasties

While this site has given much of its attention to the more prominent airlines and aircraft types, this particular page will attempt to cover some of the really rare stuff and give a place of prominence to a maximum of five separate, not to mention interesting visits for each year between 1947 and 2002. Again, if you can help in any way with this, then as always any input or images would be greatly appreciated. (Rev 6/18)

Needless to say, if you can help in any way with any information, pictures or other items related to the above, then please sent an email to

The People

Individual pages about Capt. John Crewdson & Capt. Bob Langley


Southend Airshows

Covering the events that took place at both the airport along with those aircraft that landed at Southend during the seafront airshows – Hopefully, listings will be available too.



Ongoing Projects

Below are a list of menu items that have been published, but that really could do with additional information and/or pictures. If you can help in any way, no matter how small or insignificant you may consider your contribution to be, then please do not hesitate to send them to the email address above. All submissions will of course, be highly appreciated.

SEN Historical Titbits

Having been given a large amount of material by various contributors, I am occasionally left with images and information that are difficult to place elsewhere on this site. However, rather than letting them sit on my hard drive, I’ve decided to place them into a chronological, historical titbits page which I hope to add over the coming months. Ideally, I would like to cover as many years as possible so that all enthusiasts can witness the ever changing face of SEN. (Rev 04/18)


Covering piston engined airliners that were stored at SEN long term or were WFU and B/U at SEN and that did not join SEN based airlines. A several examples have already been added, but I hope to expanded upon these further over the coming months.


As above but covering turboprop airliners

Classic Jets

As above but covering classic jet airliners

For Scrap

Non-SEN based aircraft that came to the airport purely to end their lives

Other Visitors

Covers other regular visitors such as corporate aircraft, air forces, rescue and ambulance services